Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barberiniano Latino 3536

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General information

LanguageLanguage object (3)
Approx. datec. 1300
Date notes'a cavallo di XIII e XIV secolo' (Zanni 2008, 40).
Place(s) of productionItaly
'Copiato in Italia' (Zanni 2008, 40).
First words of second recto folio[f. 2ra] ele le salue (et ) illi .
First words of last recto folio[f. 47ra] liurez de cestuí .
Incipit[f. 1ra] OR dist li contes quæ tant / demora li rois apollo
Explicit[f. 47vb] <Maís bien sachiez / q(ue) deceste ille ne puent il íamais / issir ne vos autresi deua(n)t que> //


Material:Material object (4)
Condition:Poor quality parchment with large holes (e.g. f. 10) and sewn tears (e.g. f. 1). Folio 1r is particularly stained, rendering some text difficult to read.



18  212  3-48  512

Quire structure:A quaternion, a sexternion, two quaternions, and a further sexternion.
Quire marks:MSQuiremarkDisposition object (13)
Catchword disposition:MSCatchwordDisposition object (4)

Physical description

General illustration:
General decoration:Initials in red ink (height: c. 2 lines), with minor decoration in red and occasionally blue. These sometimes incorporate faces (e.g. f. 21rb), or are elongated to form marginal grotesques in red ink (e.g. f. 16v). The initial that opens the text on f. 1ra is larger. There are guide initials in the margin.
Evidence of readership:Individual words and longer sections are underscored in ink, sometimes accompanied by a rendering in Italian, e.g. f. 34va: 'paura' above 'doute'. There is an ink doodle of a head in the lower margin of f. 46r. Part of f. 47va and the whole of f. 47vb have been crossed out.
Foliations description:Roman numerals in dark brown ink in the upper right corner of recto sides, perhaps of the 15th c. Folio 18 is duplicated and the second instance has been corrected to f. 18 bis.

Mise en page

Description 1
Page sampledf. 28r
LayoutMSLayout object (3)
Page dimensions233x164 (mm)
Justification165x127 (mm)
8mm between columns
Column ruling present in Colours object (5) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Line ruling present in Colours object (5) (RulingMaterials object (3) )
Writing above top line?False
Sample page layout:


Level of Execution:Execution object (4)
ScriptScript object (10)
Folio rangeFrom f. 1ra to f. 47vb
Datec. 1300
Scribe description:Two-compartment 'a' (open upper bow) alongside single-compartment 'a'; some ascenders with serifs; tall 's' descends below the baseline in medial as well as in final position; round 's' and trailing 's' also occur in final position; 'v' in initial position; tironian 'et' with horizontal bar.